It is the duty of software engineers to build software in an ethical way. In short:
- computer systems should serve their users before their makers
- software should empower users, not restrict them
- users should decide how data is used before engineers or businesspeople
Whether it means embracing software freedom or another ideology, or going by gut feeling, we must proceed as best we can.
I occasionally build actual, physical stuff, mostly small RC aircraft and hacking kit.
I also really like retro computing hardware, but generally don’t have the time or money to indulge this interest.
Culture & Practices
The culture, business, and sociology of technology fascinate me.
I’ve written about topics ranging from hacker superstitions and how spending way too much time customizing my desktop is productive, actually to repairable hardware and free software and why it matters, for individuals and for society as a whole.
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